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Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Wage stagnation for Australian workers continued in the June quarter, with private sector employees falling behind inflation. It's become a hallmark of this Coalition government.

Investors come out ahead as big banks finish year with a bang

Investors come out ahead as big banks finish year with a bang

Despite the royal commission, the big banks made sure the financial year ended on a high note for investors — much better than workers.

The 10 truths Malcolm Turnbull can’t utter

The 10 truths Malcolm Turnbull can’t utter

For all his power, there are certain truths Malcolm Turnbull can't admit for fear of infuriating the right.

Tapering jobs growth kills wage growth hopes

Tapering jobs growth kills wage growth hopes

The peak of the jobs boom is behind us. If wages haven't started growing strongly by now, they're hardly likely to do so in coming months.

Reserve Bank confirms wage stagnation dragging down economy

Reserve Bank confirms wage stagnation dragging down economy

"Don't mention industrial relations" appears to be the mantra for policymakers as they try to explain why wage stagnation is weighing down the economy so heavily.

Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

Media’s obsession with symptoms, not the disease, is failing Australia

Australians are ill-served by a media that focuses only on the surface and not on the depths; on the symptoms and not the disease producing them.

New data suggests economy is travelling well — but what about wages?

New data suggests economy is travelling well — but what about wages?

Economic data this week suggests there's still plenty of life in housing construction as well as growing business investment.

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

Want to fix endless wage stagnation? Go on strike.

It's hard to see how any long-term return to higher wages growth will be achieved without a significant rise in strikes, which have been at historically low levels for many years.

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

A million jobs created despite so-called ‘punitive’ company tax

The government is justifiably proud of its employment achievements -- but it's been done without a company tax cut, and it hasn't helped wages.

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

Wage stagnation is a major failing of our governing class

Policymakers, refusing to accept that their wage growth thinking is deeply flawed, serve nothing but the interests of profitable corporations.